A few days after making their engagement known, following a beautiful proposal on The Bachelorette finale Monday night, Emily Maynard and Jef Holm are defying the critics.
They are still together and appear as content as ever, with Holm saying he plans to soon move to North Carolina to be closer to Maynard and her daughter Ricki.
Now, Emily has blogged on People about her "amazing" fiance and how lucky she is to have found him.
"Getting to share our love story with you all this season and reliving the proposal yesterday reminds me of how blessed I am to have found my best friend and partner in crime, Jef Holm," Maynard writes. "I've always believed in great love and hoped I'd find it one day. However, I had no idea a love like this even existed!"
Emily adds that she is grateful to viewers and simply excited to live her new life:
I have more fun with Jef than I have with anyone and I can't wait to have even more fun now that we can go out in public with my daughter Ricki.
Being the Bachelorette has been an incredible experience and I couldn't be more thankful for all the support. I learned so much about myself and so many lessons that I'll implement into our relationship. There were many ups and downs, and at times things were very chaotic, but love is worth the chaos!
Thanks again for the second chance and sticking with me until I got my fairy tale ending!
Do you think these two will make it to a wedding?